Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

Congratulations to the Woman of the Year, Ardith Larsen, and to the new Diocesan CCW President, Betty Thooft!


Upcoming CCW Meetings


CCW Presidents:

  • Ann Thomsen – Ss. Peter & Paul – Ivanhoe
  • Mary Caraway – St. Genevieve – Lake Benton
  • Sandy Jerzak – St. John Cantius – Wilno
  • Executive Committee: Beth Boyle, Betty Thooft, Mary Mulloy & Mary Wiering – St. Dionysius – Tyler

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Works of Mercy Project

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Shepherd of the Field

In September, each parish is assigned a new “Shepherd” to support in the upcoming year.  It is our intention to affirm our priests in their ministry to the people of God.  Our support can be by notes or letter of encouragement; acts of kindness; prayers for our Shepherd; having masses offered for him; simply saying “thank you” for accepting God’s call; remembering them on special occasions (feast days, holidays, ordination and birthday anniversaries); speaking with a positive attitude about all priests and showing our appreciation for their service to the Church.

2017-2018 Shepherd of the Field Assignments:


Rev. William Bowles
Church of St. John Baptist, 4595 Bayview Dr, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308-5330
Ordination Date: January 19, 1991         Birthday:  March 6


Bishop John LeVoir
Diocese of New Ulm, 1421 6th St. North, New Ulm, MN 56073
Ordination Date:  May 30 1981 & Episcopal Ordination: September 15, 2008         Birthday:  February 7


Rev. Paul Wolf
Church of the Holy Redeemer, 503 W Lyon Street, Marshall, MN  56258
Ordination Date:  June 11, 1983        Birthday:  August 23


Rev. James Barry
Apt. 305, 9300 Collegeview Road, Bloomington, MN 55437-2169
Ordination Date:  February 25, 1961        Birthday:  June 12

Diocesan CCW Newsletter

March 2017 E-Newsletter

August September 2017 E-Newsletter